As the 2019 recruiting cycle begins to heat up with most of the 2018 class signed, the Texas Longhorns are in an excellent position with Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy running back Noah Cain.
In fact, the Longhorns are the early leader thanks to the effort of running backs coach Stan Drayton, Cain told SB Nation Recruiting on Wednesday at the Under Armour Future 50 Underclassman Camp in Florida.
The former Denton Guyer standout is also interested in Clemson, Miami, and UCLA. And though Ohio State wasn’t mentioned by Cain, the Buckeyes also remain a contender, as he told another outlet that Urban Meyer’s program has “solidified itself” among his top schools, citing his relationship with fellow Texas product JK Dobbins.
Given that Ohio State holds most of the recent Crystal Ball projections for Cain, including one cast on Wednesday, this recruitment is far from over, but Drayton has clearly done an excellent job so far in putting Texas in a favorable position.
A consensus five-star prospect, Cain is ranked as the No. 21 player nationally, the No. 2 running back, and the No. 5 player in Florida, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.